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Iwo Jima, If Covered By The Media Today ... (Very Graphic Heavy)
October 2004 | Zell Miller

Posted on 12/10/2005 2:10:06 PM PST by Zacs Mom

Like most everyone here I loath the biased and negative manner in which the MSM reports the news from Iraq. I recently rediscovered an editorial Zell Miller had written back in October of 2004 describing what it would be like if TODAYS media had covered the battle of Iwo Jima in 1945. I don't see that this essay was ever posted to FR so what follows is Mr. Miller's insightful speculation ~ only now it is illustrated with actual images of this horrendous battle to win a foothold in the Pacific.


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To: Zacs Mom

Da*n it, you have got me crying

SO MANY GAVE SO MUCH SO WE COULD HAVE SO MUCH
( and they are still do it)


51 posted on 12/10/2005 4:25:41 PM PST by bybybill (GOD help us if the Rats win)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Yehuda; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; ...
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

..........................................

52 posted on 12/10/2005 4:57:30 PM PST by SJackson (There's no such thing as too late, that's why they invented death. Walter Matthau)
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To: Zacs Mom

Thank you , Zac's Mom.

"For your tomorrow we gave our today."

For that I am eternally grateful.


53 posted on 12/10/2005 5:05:38 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Zacs Mom
Really REALLY, Good post..Thanks ZM..from an old Marine..

SEMPER FIDELIS

54 posted on 12/10/2005 5:05:47 PM PST by concretebob (We should give anarchists what they want. Then we can kill them and not worry about jailtime.)
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To: Zacs Mom; Darth Reagan

Outstanding post.


55 posted on 12/10/2005 5:05:57 PM PST by marblehead17 (I love it when a plan comes together.)
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To: Zacs Mom
Good work.

5.56mm

56 posted on 12/10/2005 5:38:17 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Zacs Mom
Very Well Done!
57 posted on 12/10/2005 5:45:31 PM PST by mcar
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To: SJackson; Zacs Mom

Fantastic


58 posted on 12/10/2005 5:49:00 PM PST by Valin (Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege)
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To: alfa6; snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Professional Engineer; Peanut Gallery; The Mayor; bentfeather; ...

Ping


59 posted on 12/10/2005 5:50:20 PM PST by Valin (Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege)
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To: Zacs Mom

BTTT


60 posted on 12/10/2005 5:55:53 PM PST by Lancer_N3502A
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To: Zacs Mom

bump


61 posted on 12/10/2005 6:02:51 PM PST by Enterprise (The modern Democrat Party - a toxic stew of mental illness, cultism, and organized crime.)
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To: Zacs Mom

Please save and repost every Nov 10th.


62 posted on 12/10/2005 6:18:31 PM PST by Mr. Rational (God gave me a brain and expects me to use it)
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To: Zacs Mom

BTTT!


63 posted on 12/10/2005 6:20:10 PM PST by The Mayor ( As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling home everyday.)
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To: Valin

Thanks Valin!


64 posted on 12/10/2005 6:20:50 PM PST by The Mayor ( As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling home everyday.)
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To: Zacs Mom

Great job BTTT!


65 posted on 12/10/2005 6:26:08 PM PST by kAcknor (Don't flatter yourself.... It is a gun in my pocket.)
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To: Valin; Professional Engineer
'Come out, come out, wherever you are. Pretty please.' )

Can't you just see Katie saying that!

66 posted on 12/10/2005 6:39:51 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Zacs Mom

Another excellent piece.


67 posted on 12/10/2005 6:52:07 PM PST by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: Zacs Mom
I say this only half-sarcastically...

You know who our best Republican ticket for 08 might be?

Zell Milller/Joe Lieberman

68 posted on 12/10/2005 7:01:11 PM PST by gg188
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To: Zacs Mom

Most cool.


69 posted on 12/10/2005 8:11:43 PM PST by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: snippy_about_it

Cutie Cudley I wonder who this could be? I Rather think that sometime TODAY it will come to me.


70 posted on 12/10/2005 8:54:03 PM PST by Valin (Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Many thanks for the ping!


71 posted on 12/10/2005 9:38:08 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Zacs Mom

ping


72 posted on 12/10/2005 9:43:11 PM PST by Cruz
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To: oh8eleven
I am currently in Al Asad in Western Iraq and the Marines are outstanding. They know their mission and I hear no complaints. They are very professional and proud of what they are doing. I am so proud of these young men that it hurts sometimes. We are doing great things and it's never reported.
73 posted on 12/10/2005 9:51:35 PM PST by hildy123 (Bring back Patton)
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To: RobbyS

Courtesy of our armed forces!


74 posted on 12/10/2005 10:53:28 PM PST by karnage
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To: RoadTest

"Liberalism is a serious, possibly terminal, mental disorder."

Let us hope that we can strike the word "possibly" from your statement one day and substitute "inevitably". All Liberals who realize their insane and murderous delusions welcomed back warmly to reality of course.


75 posted on 12/11/2005 1:21:04 AM PST by Iris7 (Dare to be pigheaded! Stubborn! Tolerance is not a virtue!)
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To: Zacs Mom; Valin
Don't forget this one.

CUTIE: (real name is Jane Fonda)

"As a murderous mercenary thug killing for Big Oil and the Ruling Class don't you realize that the Japanese are just trying to protect the people of East Asia from American Imperialism? Why do you do such evil? Why don't you shoot your officers? What is that long sharp bayonet on your Springfield for, to stab Asian babies? Don't you realize that if you understood what Communism really is you would get down on your knees and pray for a Communist America? Don't you think all of those dead Marines deserved what they got?"

An answer, a dream of justice:

"Why don't you come visit? I would be happy to show you what this bayonet is for. Perhaps you would like to wait until we get back instead?"




Oh, such sweet dreams.

I guess I am still a little mad. Just can't, won't forget those dead guys. Don't get me wrong, I am not mad about myself I don't think. Ancient history in my life.

Our dead guys, badly hurt guys waiting to die, that still makes me very angry. Throw away our lads lives so you "people" could force our surrender when the war was won. Those "people" are trying this same s**t all over again. I am getting real tired of this.
76 posted on 12/11/2005 1:59:20 AM PST by Iris7 (Dare to be pigheaded! Stubborn! Tolerance is not a virtue!)
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To: Zacs Mom; Admin Moderator

Okay, where did the photos go?


77 posted on 12/11/2005 2:40:26 AM PST by ShadowDancer (I think I may have the Asian Bird Fru. I mean Flu. (Damn, it's starting already))
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To: Zacs Mom
God Bless America & its Brave Soldiers!
79 posted on 12/11/2005 5:20:54 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: hildy123
I am currently in Al Asad in Western Iraq and the Marines are outstanding. They know their mission and I hear no complaints.
Oh oh, Marines are always complaining, but I know what you're saying.

I am so proud of these young men that it hurts sometimes.
I feel your pain ... wish I could be with them again. Semper Fi ...
80 posted on 12/11/2005 5:29:35 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Zacs Mom

pinger


81 posted on 12/11/2005 5:39:54 AM PST by steveyp
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To: Valin

LOL. I wonder!


82 posted on 12/11/2005 8:27:02 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: hildy123

Thank you for serving our country..GO NAVY!


83 posted on 12/11/2005 8:38:16 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Zacs Mom

Good one :)

Semper Fi'
JarheadFromFlorida


84 posted on 12/11/2005 8:42:22 AM PST by Buffettfan
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To: Zacs Mom
Dang fine post, dang fine!

Semper Fi

85 posted on 12/11/2005 8:50:40 AM PST by 68 grunt (3/1 India, 3rd, 68-69, 0311)
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To: Zacs Mom

Awesome!


86 posted on 12/11/2005 9:01:03 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: Zacs Mom
Excellent Post
BTTT
87 posted on 12/11/2005 10:03:28 AM PST by scott0347 (Commander of the 0347th Lancer Brigade, Operator of the Immaculate Steamroller)
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To: F14 Pilot; kimosabe31; LegendHasIt; Khankrumthebulgar; Lurker; dinok; Professional Engineer; ...
Thank you all so much for all of the kind words about this special post ~ Mr. Miller really struck a cord with me on this one!

I thought some of you might like to know that I have finally managed put this post up on it's own free standing web page!
(I'm self taught on the computer and this new system I am working with is giving me fits trying to re-learn how to do things differently ~
but that whole other story)


At any rate, If any of you would like to share this page with friends and family members here is the URL address:
http://www.goodolddogs3.com/If-IwoJima-Happened2day.html

Since it is so graphic intense, y'all might want to caution anyone with a slow connection that it might take a while to load fully ~
maybe they could click to open it and then go out to dinner or something

;^)

Also, if any of you happen to have a web site where you'd like to provide a link to this page, here is a graphic you are welcome to use:


88 posted on 12/11/2005 1:06:06 PM PST by Zacs Mom (Proud wife of a Marine! ... and purveyor of "rampant, unedited dialogue")
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To: gg188

I would vote for that Republican ticket. It will take some time to get our Country back to what our Founding Fathers envisioned but this would certainly be a start.


89 posted on 12/11/2005 1:35:17 PM PST by GW and Twins Pawpaw (Sheepdog for Five [My grandkids are way more important than any lefty's feelings!])
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To: Zacs Mom

IIRC the powers that be expected the battle to last 3 days. After all it's a small island.
It took over a month.
Some days 50-100yds. gained.
Looking at the casualty numbers, we lost more than the Japanese in dead, wounded, etc.

U.S. personnel 6,821 Killed 19,217 Wounded 2,648 Combat Fatigue Total 28,686
Marine Casualties 23,573
Japanese Troops 1,083 POW and 20,000 est. Killed


With today's reporting we would have packed up and come home.


90 posted on 12/11/2005 2:04:31 PM PST by Vinnie
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To: Zacs Mom

Thank's ,now I can send it to some Marines.


91 posted on 12/11/2005 3:28:24 PM PST by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: Zacs Mom

Thanks for the link.


92 posted on 12/11/2005 4:10:04 PM PST by marblehead17 (I love it when a plan comes together.)
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To: Zacs Mom

sending and linking
thanks


93 posted on 12/11/2005 5:26:55 PM PST by mcar
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To: Zacs Mom
OUTSTANDING!!!!!

Thanks for posting this.

94 posted on 12/11/2005 5:46:16 PM PST by albee ("Those that bite the hand that feeds them will lick the boot that kicks them!" - Eric Hoffer)
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To: Taxman

I was wrong, it IS on FRee republic!


95 posted on 12/11/2005 5:47:09 PM PST by Chieftain (Cindy Sheehan is a shameful example of an American mother duped by Kerry's LIES!)
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To: Chieftain; Zacs Mom

Thanks for the post and the ping!

This is a must read!

OoohRah!


96 posted on 12/11/2005 7:25:18 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Zacs Mom

Thank you for this post.
Nothing like a good cry to clear the head.


97 posted on 12/13/2005 12:40:54 PM PST by b9
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To: Zacs Mom

Great Job!


98 posted on 12/13/2005 12:54:59 PM PST by SeeRushToldU_So (I didn't go.)
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To: Zacs Mom; TheMom; dix; humblegunner; antivenom; eastforker; Flyer; Humidston; olliemb; PetroniDE; ..

GREAT POST!!!

GREAT PICTURES TOO!!


99 posted on 12/14/2005 8:00:46 AM PST by Eaker (My Wife Rocks! - I will never take Dix or El Roy off of my ping list.)
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To: Eaker

Ping to find at home.


100 posted on 12/14/2005 12:50:55 PM PST by Eaker (My Wife Rocks! - I will never take Dix or El Roy off of my ping list.)
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